Naturalis dashboard

This dashboard is a window to the entire Naturalis collection. The complete collection has been digitized in some form, and the process to add the meta-data of all specimens at object level is ongoing.

The part of the collection that already has been digitized at object level was added to the Netherlands Biodiversity API and is accessible through the BioPortal. The API and BioPortal also give access to taxon information from the Catalogue of Life and the Dutch Species Register.

In order to present a more complete view on this dashboard, additional data sources have been used to present some totals for the entire collection.

Please note the distinction between the use on this page of the word 'specimen', which refers to individual specimen objects, and the term 'specimen record', which refers to a specimen record registered in the NBA.


Collection categories by specimen count
Entomology 14.582.773
Paleontology 9.108.850
Mollusca 8.051.661
Higher plants 4.877.821
Evertebrates 1.619.305
2D materials 625.500
Mineralogy and petrology 546.346
Lower plants 545.138
Birds 376.973
Fish 125.086
Reptiles and amphibians 59.550
Mammals 51.206
Specimen records per Dutch province
Gelderland 216.406 (18.9%)
Noord-Holland 182.883 (15.97%)
Zuid-Holland 162.749 (14.22%)
Limburg 150.106 (13.11%)
Noord-Brabant 108.762 (9.5%)
Zeeland 77.283 (6.75%)
Overijssel 61.250 (5.35%)
Utrecht 55.457 (4.84%)
Drenthe 46.061 (4.02%)
Friesland 44.181 (3.86%)
Groningen 13.915 (1.22%)
Flevoland 7.916 (0.69%)
Number of registered specimen records per Dutch province.
Registered specimen records per country (without The Netherlands)
Country top 10
Indonesia 927.990
Malaysia 222.334
France 205.184
Germany 154.594
Papua New Guinea 150.816
Spain 150.802
United States Of America 149.186
Australia 133.553
Brazil 125.686
Surinam 109.645
Type status records per collection
Botany (85.504 total)
isotype 37.886
type 14.716
holotype 14.237
syntype 8.501
lectotype 2.905
 
Hymenoptera (12.574 total)
syntype 10.485
paratype 1.224
holotype 330
type 287
paralectotype 194
 
Mollusca (12.357 total)
paratype 7.681
holotype 2.177
syntype 1.829
paralectotype 491
lectotype 180
 
Chelicerata and Myriapoda (12.286 total)
paratype 10.874
holotype 947
type 364
allotype 120
lectotype 36
 
Crustacea (7.745 total)
paratype 3.661
holotype 1.761
syntype 1.206
type 377
allotype 309
 
Paleontology Invertebrates (5.857 total)
syntype 3.496
paralectotype 1.913
paratype 1.243
holotype 1.031
type 74
 
The 6 top-most sub-collections in terms of the total number of specimens with a type status,
plus the 5 most frequently occurring type statuses in that sub-collection.
Top 15 collectors
BK Boom
50.972 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Jongmans
40.808 registered specimen records in 5 collections
JF Maxwell
37.459 registered specimen records in 1 collection
SH Koorders
33.843 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Wilde, WJJO de; Wilde-Duyfjes, BEE de
25.806 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJM Leeuwenberg
25.203 registered specimen records in 1 collection
JL van Soest
25.186 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJGH Kostermans
24.549 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Ellis
24.257 registered specimen records in 7 collections
M. & R. Daams Freudenthal
23.246 registered specimen records in 1 collection
EVERTS
22.540 registered specimen records in 1 collection
FJ Breteler
21.585 registered specimen records in 1 collection
M. Freudenthal
18.488 registered specimen records in 4 collections
JJ Bos
17.025 registered specimen records in 1 collection
A.W. Janssen
16.864 registered specimen records in 7 collections
Top 15 collectors having the most specimen records registered to their name, plus the collections they've contributed to.